Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMBulging bumps in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas are believed to be caused by thawing permafrost releasing methane. [News Source]
7,000 underground gas bubbles poised to ‘explode’ in Arctic.
Atlantic City and Miami Beach: Two takes on tackling the rising waters.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMSea level rise is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem. [News Source]
Green Republicans confront climate change denial.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMConservative environmentalists push “free enterprise” approaches, like carbon tax, instead of regulations. [News Source]
Indonesia’s peat fires still blaze, but not as much as they used to.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMClearing peat land by fire is illegal but remains widespread, since it's the cheapest way to clear land for farming and industry. Still, peat fires were down by more than 80 percent from 2015 to 2016. [News Source]
Maldives tourist haven faces new threat.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMClimate change and a $10bn-dollar development scheme in the Maldives pose double danger for the Indian Ocean tourist paradise. [News Source]
On front line of climate change as Maldives fights rising seas.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMThe nation is facing a rise in sea levels and the bleaching of its coral reefs – perils that made it a poster child for the consequences of climate change. [News Source]
The ‘job-killing’ fiction behind Trump’s retreat on fuel economy standards.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMThe Trump administration is expected to roll back the fuel economy standards. The move won’t save auto industry jobs, but it will increase air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]
Solar farming brings benefits—and concerns—to the land.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMSolar farming can greatly improve farmers' livelihoods and impacts, but policymakers are raising concerns about solar panels replacing farmland. [News Source]
Stop debating climate change.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMTrump clearly has little interest in the environmental health of the nation. He wants to unshackle Big Business, allowing more pollution in hopes that added financial freedom will yield more jobs. [News Source]
Essay: I’m worried having a baby will make climate change worse.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMPart of my motivation for becoming a climate scientist was my grave worries for our future and my desire to make a positive contribution. In today's world, this isn't straightforward. [News Source]
Elon Musk, meet Port Augusta: Four renewable energy projects ready to go.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMWhen it comes to South Australia’s radical plans for energy storage to support its power network, all roads lead to Port Augusta - or all transmission lines, that is. [News Source]